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  • Server 2003 maximum Striped Drive Size ?

    I want to set up a Server 2003 machine with lots of drive space.

    Using an AMC 9550SXU SATA II Raid Card.

    My question is how big of a striped drive can server 2003 reconize?

    My intention is 12 x 1000GB drives for the data partition, configured in RAID 5 with 1 Hot Swap-albe drive

    Will Server 2003 reconize a 10+ Terabyte Drive ?

    Thank you,

    Stacy

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    Re: Server 2003 maximum Striped Drive Size ?

    will this help
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...storfacts.mspx
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    • #3
      Re: Server 2003 maximum Striped Drive Size ?

      Originally posted by Dumber View Post
      Yes that is just the information I was looking for, I could not find it on their site..

      Thank you so much for the help.



      Stacy

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      • #4
        Re: Server 2003 maximum Striped Drive Size ?

        With that many drives I would suggest you consider RAID 6 as an option instead of RAID 5. With RAID 6 you can have 2 drives fail before you need to look at your backups. With RAID 5 you can only lose 1 HDD before you have problems. Yes, I did notice the hot-swap mentioned.

        I know RAID 6 is on my shopping list when I purchase my next data server.

        Curiosity question. Why so much storage on 1 server and how do you plan to back it up?
        1 1 was a racehorse.
        2 2 was 1 2.
        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
        2 2 1 1 2

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